Ubuntu is a widespread desktop OS, that uses the Linux kernel, but its server edition is getting really popular too. The main reason is the fact that the operating system is very light and it'll run on almost any kind of hardware with no issues, utilizing its resources to the max. Ubuntu is also pretty reliable and secure and all Long-Term Support (LTS) versions are supported for a minimum of five years, which warrants that you will have a safe and stable software environment on your website hosting server all the time. Also, Ubuntu has one of the largest user communities on the planet, so if you experience any kind of problem or have any question, you will find lots of resources on the Internet. One of the major benefits of this Operating System is the fact that it comes with thousands of software packages that can be easily adjusted according to your needs and / or the requirements of the apps which you would like to run, not to mention that you will not have to pay any kind of license fees any time. In comparison, other Operating Systems are paid and their code is not accessible, which means that it cannot be changed.
Ubuntu in VPS
With any of our Linux VPS, you will be able to select the Ubuntu OS from the order page. We recognize the fact that some programs have certain requirements with regard to the OS they can be set up on, so you'll be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of Ubuntu. In addition, you can choose if the VPS should feature the Hepsia Control Panel or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, you will have everything you need pre-installed - MySQL, e-mail server, FTP, etc. software, and you can do everything through your web browser, however the root access is restricted; while in the second case, you'll get Ubuntu plus the Apache server software only, which means that you'll be able to set up anything freely due to the full root access that you will be given, but the server management tasks will be done using a console. Our system administrators will watch your VPS and update the Ubuntu setup weekly if you add the optional Managed Services package which we offer.
Ubuntu in Dedicated Hosting
If the applications that you would like to run require Ubuntu as well as plenty of system resources, you can select our Linux dedicated hosting and add this OS to your order with a single click. You are able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition of the Operating System, according to which edition your apps need in order to function properly and to get the most of the server hardware. Since you'll have full root access, you will have full control over the software environment on your machine and you will be able to set up anything you would like. The Ubuntu-powered server does not feature a hosting Control Panel, so you can manage your content from a Secure Shell console, but if you would like, you can set up a third-party Control Panel and use a graphical interface to take care of your Internet sites. If you don't want to lose time managing your web hosting server, you can use the Managed Services package, that features plenty of tasks performed by our system administrators on your behalf. The package comes with routine updates of your Ubuntu Operating System as well.